Man Found Dead In Downtown Jail Cell

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 20-year-old man was found dead in a cell at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday.

The man was found dead about 7:20 a.m. in the jail, said the coroner’s office. An autopsy is pending.

Authorities withheld his name, pending notification of his next of kin.

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